Theraplay UES & My Playful Mind - Preschool Alternative | 212.288.1450
Address: 353 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075
Theraplay - UWS | (212) 663-3331
Address: 740 West End Avenue (96th Street),Unit #2, New York, NY 10025
Theraplay LIC | 718-433-4434
Address: 11-11 44th Road Suite 402, Long Island City, New York 11101

Our Classes

  • Summer VIRTUAL Groups

  • Out of the Box

     

    Does your child use the same toys in the same way repeatedly? Do they appear to be “stuck” in their comfort zone of play? Let’s start to think Out of the Box! 

    This group will encourage children to explore outside of their comfort zone and expand their imaginative play skills. As a team, children will work to solve problems, use everyday objects in new ways, and create a novel activity.

    Targets:

    • Imaginative play    
    • Problem Solving
    • Social Skills
     
  • Theraplay Summer Olympics

    Children will work on teams competing in various “Olympic Events” that will incorporate sportsmanship and communication while building strength, endurance, and gross motor skills. This group will focus on the concepts of winning and losing, working together as a team, and working toward a common goal to go for the gold!

    Targets:

    • Motor Planning    
    • Frustration Tolerance    
    • Teamwork & Sportsmanship
     
    • Ages
      4 - 6
    • Lead By
      Suzanne Gallanter, Occupational Therapist
    • Cost
      call for pricing
    • Time
      TBD based on demand
    • Ages
      5 - 6
    • Lead By
      Rosa Goglas, Physical Therapist
    • Cost
      call for pricing
    • Time
      TBD based on demand
  • Kitchen Chemistry

    This group is for both sensory avoiders (I don’t like messes!) and sensory seekers (the messier the better!). Kitchen Chemistry is a sensory and social skills group where children will explore novel textures and learn the basics of cause and effect through “experiments”. Each session will send children home with a finished product!

    Targets:

    • Sensory Exploration  
    • Cause & Effect
    • Turn Taking   
    • Teamwork
     
  • Minute to Win It

    This is a gross motor and social skills group for kids to continue building their strength and endurance virtually, during this stay at home period. 
    During this 30 minute group, children will take turns completing various exercises and activities in the span of a minute. Children will be encouraged to support their fellow group members and be good sports when others reach the target goal! Cool down with breathing techniques will wrap up this fun and fast paced group!

    Targets:

    • Gross Motor Skills
    • Endurance
    • Strength
    • Coordination
    • Teamwork/Sportsmanship
     
    • Ages
      3.5 - 5
    • Lead By
      Rachel Heidling, Occupational Therapist
    • Cost
      call for pricing
    • Time
      TBD based on demand
    • Ages
      4 - 6
    • Lead By
      Rosa Goglas, Physical Therapist
    • Cost
      call for pricing
    • Time
      TBD based on demand
  • Handwriting Without Tears

    Fine motor activities, self help skills, and graphomotor skills will be focused on to help prepare your child to get set for Kindergarten. The award winning multi-sensory Handwriting Without Tears program will be utilized to help motivate and prepare your child for Kindergarten’s handwriting expectations. Handwriting Without Tears workbook will be provided.

    Targets:

    • Fine Motor Skills    
    • Prewriting Skills
    • Writing Skills   
    • Social Skills
     
  • Social Skills

    Through the use of turn taking games and sensory activities, children will build age appropriate play and social skills.  Focus will be placed on teamwork and sharing while working on skills to improve sensory integration, coordination, and fine motor skills.  This group will teach children to advocate for themselves, ask for help, problem solve, take turns, follow routines, and engage in all forms of play including pretend and cooperative.

    Targets:

    • Turn Taking   
    • Social Skills
    • Appropriate Peer Interaction
    • Team Work
     
    • Ages
      5 and up
    • Lead By
      Courtney Robinson, Occupational Therapist
    • Cost
      call for pricing
    • Time
      TBD based on demand
    • Ages
      5 and up
    • Lead By
      Samantha Kublin, Occupational Therapist
    • Cost
      call for pricing
    • Time
      TBD based on demand
  • Baby Steps: A Caregiver and Baby Group

    Baby Steps is a Parent and Me Group for children ages 0-6 months. This is the perfect class for those “I’ve had a baby, now what?!” moments!

    Join Theraplay’s expert occupational therapists in a supportive space to learn ways to foster development, work on age appropriate skills, and connect with other parents! 

    After attending Baby Steps parents will feel empowered with the tools and knowledge to approach their child’s development with a sense of ease and fun!

    Lead by Occupational Therapists, Rachel Heidling & Suzanne Gallanter

    July 6 – August 14 on Mondays from 9:00-9:45 at Theraplay’s Upper East Side location!

    Making SENSE: A Parent & Caregiver Workshop Series

    For Parents and Caregivers of “sensory kids” this interactive workshop series will offer practical tips, solutions, and discussion around the sensory system and how it impacts your child. Classes run on Thursdays from 6:45-8:00pm at the Upper East Side location.

    Sleep & Bedtime Sensory Strategies: March 12th
    – Activities to help your kiddo wind down at night
    – Strategies to promote a more restful night’s sleep 
     
    Mealtime Sensory Strategies: March 19th
    – Foods to eat that provide increased sensory input 
    – How to promote increased seated time around the table
     
    Grooming, Bathing & Haircut Sensory Strategies: March 26th
    –  Ways to modify daily routines (bath time, hairbrushing, toothbrushing, hair cuts, etc.) to increase your child’s tolerance 
     
    Wrap Up Session to Cover Additional Materials and Questions: April 2nd
     
    All sessions will address the difference between a sensory meltdown and a behavioral tantrum and provide appropriate strategies to manage both.

    Parents will have the opportunity to connect with other parents and fill their “toolbox” with new ways to support their children at home! 

    Lead by Rachel Heidling, Occupational Therapist

  • My Playful Mind – VIRTUAL Summer Camp Program for 4-6 year olds

    Dates: July 6 – August 14

    Virtual Summer Camp includes the following groups from above:

    • Out of the Box
    • Kitchen Chemistry
    • Summer Olympics
    • Minute to Win It

    Families are provided with 5 additional group sessions per week, both live and recorded, and materials needed to participate in all groups.

    Call or email for additional information and pricing!

  • Theraplay at Home 

    The quality and excitement of Theraplay’s incredible groups on your own time!

    Families will be provided access to 3 video recordings per week focusing on the following skills:

    • Fine Motor Skills
    • Gross Motor Skills
    • Sensory Integration Skills

    Each recording will be accompanied by materials to use to complete all activities. Each activity will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. 6 weeks worth of materials are available!

    Call or email for pricing and details!

  • Space Still Available!

    My Playful Mind – Preschool Alternative Program for 3 year olds

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